252: Tia Nelson, part 2: A lifetime of Earth Days
Tia has been active on the environment for a long time, working with government, non profits, as an individual, and since birth deeply connected with federal and state government. And of course Earth Day from the start. We covered topics including planned obsolescence, politics, carbon taxes and accounting, Vince Lombardi, Brent Suter from the Milwaukee Brewers, Oprah Winfrey, and individual action.
Many people, when considering acting on their environmental values, say how much they’re already doing, implying isn’t it enough already. They miss what I hope came across with Tia: Acting on your values improves your life. You gain from it.
Describing acting environmentally that way may sound abstract. It’s more delicious. It saves money. It connects you with your community.
The switch to acting instead of reading, writing, analyzing, debating, etc can challenge, especially in a world designed for convenience, but past systems are decreasing the amount of life and human society earth can sustain. After switching, you won’t want to go back.